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Infrared Saunas 101

My path into wellness started by my search for good science. With the topic of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields, there are many conflicting...

Is your mouthwash undermining your gut health?

Our oral cavity is a gateway to our gut microbiome.   As I meditated on the fossil fuels in our self-care routines during June's Beauty Detox theme, I...

Home Detox Tips for Self-Care

Well and Good recently visited my home for its YouTube series Self-Care Nation. As a full-time social entrepreneur with three young kids, my self-care...

Clean Beauty Q&A with Kimberly Snyder, author of the Beauty Detox s...

Kimberly Snyder is author of several New York Times bestselling books, including the Beauty Detox series. Recently, Kimberly released a recipe book titled, Recipes...

Fragrance detox for your stuffy nose, runny nose, headaches, dizzin...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you're not sick or suffering from known allergies, what might a stuffy nose or runny nose be trying to tell us? The nose can...

Nontoxic, Moisturizing Bath for Dry Skin

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   I suffer from extremely distracting dry skin. If I'm not thoughtful and proactive about moisturizing my dry skin from right after I...

Hello Wellness: NYC Nontoxic Living Panel

Would you like to detox your diet, beauty products, and self-care routine? Do you want to learn tips on how to read nutrition labels for healthier choices? ...

Meditate on Your Nose

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   How often do you think about your nose? I rarely do. Except when I have a stuffy nose, runny nose, or sneezing fits. What does the nose...

Peppermint May Alleviate Symptoms from the Common Cold

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   In NYC, we're in the full swing of winter, which includes more prevalence of the common cold. Symptoms of the common cold...

Natural Bubble Bath Recipe

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Make your own natural bubble bath, and you can avoid bathing in petrochemical ingredients that may contribute to...

4 Ways to Choose Nontoxic Deodorant (and Why it Matters)

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée    Are you interested in nontoxic deodorant? But are you unsure about where to find it, or which one to...

4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée    Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because...

5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read...

Tips for Buying Chemical Free Soaps And Shampoos

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our kids watch our every move. They learn by example, by our actions. When we choose nontoxic products—like...

10 Household Products to Detox

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Household products—like cleaners, paints, and fragrances—contribute to half of our urban...

Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today. While lead was banned from house paint in...

Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Neurotoxicity sounds like a big complex word, doesn’t it? But if you break it down it’s pretty simple to...

Top Chemicals Found in the Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemicals, chemicals here and there. Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!   It’s true. They’re all...

10 Chemicals in Personal Care Products to Avoid

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   There are over 82,000 chemicals registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, with one in seven being used in...

Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to...

Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

  Last year, a friend of mine made the most memorable tea, made from simply simmering fresh cut lemongrass (from our garden) and some stevia leaves (also from our...

Halotherapy: Six ways to incorporate salt therapy into your self ca...

  From as early as the 1800s, halotherapy, or salt therapy, has been associated with soothing and boosting some people's respiratory systems. While ...

I tried halotherapy at the Montauk Salt Cave, and this is what I le...

  Last summer, in August 2016, I attended my first Kundalini yoga class. While the introduction to Kundalini yoga was fascinating, my primary goal was to experience...

Can peppermint alleviate your spring seasonal or environmental thre...

An Herbal Ally for Spring: Peppermint With such crazy ups and downs in our weather patterns, it's hard to know just when, and if, warmer weather will come-- and...

Banana Peels for Your Skin?

A Banana Plant My mother recently called, excited to share a new discovery: banana peels as skin care. She's had patches of itchy, rough patches of skin on her...
Tavern on the Green in Central Park, NYC Last year, I was introduced to the concept of detoxing one's body for pregnancy through monthly meetings at Tavern on the Green in...
Last Saturday I had a tough night. The trouble started when I couldn't sleep, and no matter what I did to doze off, I stayed wide awake into the early...
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